Oct. 01, 2016 – Interview with Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella
|Interview with Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella|
|DZRB – “kaagapay ng Bayan” with Oliver Abelleda and Marie Peña-Ruiz|
|01 OCTOBER 2016|
|Ms. Ruiz: Good morning po.
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Good morning po, good morning, yes.
Ms. Ruiz: Yes po—
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Ah patungkol– Yes, go ahead.
Ms. Ruiz: Yes po. Meron kayong statement po doon sa naging reaksyon naman ng Jewish community po?
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Okay. I’d like to read it in English po.
“The Philippines recognizes the deep significance of the Jewish experience especially their tragic and painful history.
We do not wish to diminish the profound loss of 6 million Jews in the holocaust, that deep midnight of their story as a people.
The President’s reference to the slaughter was an oblique deflection of the way he has been pictured as a mass murderer, a Hitler, which is a label that he rejects.
He likewise draws an oblique conclusion that while the holocaust was an attempt to exterminate the future generation of Jews, the so-called extrajudicial killings, wrongly attributed to him, will nevertheless result in the salvation of the next generation of Filipinos.”
End of statement. Thank you.
Ms. Ruiz: Maraming salamat po sa inyong paglilinaw. Ibig sabihin, hindi naman talaga gusto ng ating Pangulo na insultuhin o bawasan ‘yung, you know, ‘yung importance nito, di ba sir?
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Opo, opo. Totoo po ‘yan.
Ms. Ruiz: Maraming salamat po at nagbigay linaw kayo, sir.
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Opo, sige po. Thank you.
Ms. Ruiz: Sir, isa pa. Si Pangulong Duterte kalian po bibisita kay former Senator Miriam, doon sa burol po?
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON ERNESTO ABELLA: Baka po, baka ngayong araw po pero wala pang sigurado. Thank you.
Ms. Ruiz: Okay, maraming salamat, Presidential spokesperson Undersecretary Ernesto Abella. Thank you for your time, sir.